Prepare for grilling season with today's side deal. For $10, the friendly folks at Propane Taxi will happily deliver a new, full propane tank and haul your empty one away on a day of your choosing (a $22 value).
Seven days a week, the Propane Taxi's tank swappers spread out across the DC area to pick up and drop off their precious cargo. When designating a delivery date online, customers can provide specific instructions on how to access their home tank, which means there's no need to be home. The propane experts will safely escort a new tank to the predetermined location and, if desired, can hook up the new tank for an additional fee.
Some old tanks have undetectable wear, which is why all of Propane Taxi's replacement tanks undergo a thorough inspection and come equipped with an approved overflow-protection device. Skip the hassle of hauling your tank for a fill-up and upgrade to a newly filled, expertly inspected tank with today's deal.
This Groupon is for new customers only. Additional shipping options and spare tanks are not included in this offer.
The Washington Post profiled Propane Taxi, and Metblogs and Greater Greater Washington bloggers wrote about its convenience:
- A passing complaint two years ago by his sister-in-law about how three Leesburg stores were sold out of propane tanks changed Jason Sabloff's life. Was there, she asked, no one to deliver this summertime mainstay? Was this, he hoped, an entrepreneurial niche just waiting to be filled? Sabloff, 36, had been looking for a way to launch his own business, and here it was. – Annie Groer, Washington Post
- The local hardware store doesn't stock tanks, but before we had to venture far away by car, we discovered Propane Taxi. They drive a tank to your door, exchanging it for the old one (or giving you a new tank if that's what you order, as we did). I placed the order on Friday afternoon and had the tank by lunchtime Saturday. These sorts of businesses make it possible to accomplish more of life's tasks without driving. – David Alpert, Greater Greater Washington
The masterminds behind Authentic Bartending School of Maryland dedicate their resources to creating a new generation of mixologists by offering comprehensive training programs and job-placement services. Emphasizing background knowledge and practical skills, the instructors who lead he hands-on courses aim to teach attendees a slew of drink-slinging techniques, including how to mix basic cocktails, craft fruit garnishes, and make a cash register spell "hello" when turned upside down. During the nationally recognized TIPS training, they'll show students how to responsibly serve patrons and defuse risky situations with intoxicated customers. The folks in job-placement services then help graduates seek out potential openings by networking with alumni and bribing senators to keep prohibition off the books.
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Armed with a paintbrush provided by the studio and a glass of their favorite beverage procured from a local beverage purveyor, Wet Your Palettes' guests recreate an iconic painting under the tutelage of a professional artist. Through a step-by-step process, teachers review layering, color mixing, and materializing a scene on canvas from the background up. Soft music wafts through the studio space during 2.5-hour classes as strokes and pigment summon up a new painting that can adorn a refrigerator or a bare-walled boudoir. The space and instructors can also be reserved for private parties of up to 18 people looking for a simultaneous creative outlet without the hassle of starting a synchronized swimming team.
On the Saturday after Halloween, a herd of adults and kids will gather at Bladensburg Waterfront Park to sweat?and scream?for a good cause. Raising money to support children, the Trick or Treat 5K invites participants to dress up in a costume and compete for top honors and fun prizes. Among those rewards is a round-trip ticket to any location on a Southwest flight, given to the top male and female performers. Other awards go to the top three in each age division, best costume for grownups and little ones, and most legs. A party with live music, food and drinks, and sponsor booths greets runners after the race just past the finish line.